"No officers were injured during the officer-involved shooting", sergeant Hector Guzman said Friday night, when Honeycutt was believed to be alive based on text messages. SWAT officers found Honeycutt unresponsive when they entered the residence, the department tweeted early Saturday. When police arrived at the scene, Honeycutt engaged the officers with gunfire then barricaded himself in the home.
U.S. media report this was Honeycutt's residence in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. The LAPD later stated on Twitter that Tyler "appears to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound".
The man reportedly barricaded himself inside the home.
Authorities received a phone call from the man's mother, who said her son was acting erratically. That seems to be the case with former UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt who apparently took his own life early Saturday morning.
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Honeycutt was named to the All-Pac 10 first team as a sophomore at UCLA then declared for the 2011 draft.
Honeycutt played off the bench for the team in 24 games over two seasons, averaging 1.2 points and one rebound per game, and was often shuttled between the Kings lineup and the team's minor-league team in Reno. "LAFD responded & pronounced the male dead at scene", Rubenstein said.
He had been playing overseas since 2013.
Honeycutt, a standout high school star in California, most recently played for Russia's Khimki in the 2017-18 season. He returned to Khimki last year after a year at Turkish team Anadolu Efes.